NHP New Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Project Status: Funding agreed in principle. MKUH is currently developing its supporting strategies, site surveys and briefing documents to prepare for the submission of its Outline Business Case (OBC). In line with the national programme, construction is expected to be completed by 2030.
A New Women’s and Children’s Hospital for Milton Keynes.
Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) is delighted to receive essential funding to deliver a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital and enhanced elective surgical capacity by 2030 as part of the Government’s New Hospital Programme.
Joe Harrison, Chief Executive of Milton Keynes University Hospital, said.
‘We are thrilled to hear that essential funding as part of the New Hospital Programme to develop a new women’s and children’s hospital and surgical ward has been officially recognised by the government. This enhancement to our estate is a fundamental element of our future growth strategy, allowing the Trust to increase capacity and improve the hospital care environment across the entire estate.
‘We are excited to be moving forward with our plans and would like to thank the local community, MK City Council and our local MPs for their ongoing support.’
Vision for our New Women’s and Children’s Hospital
An architect’s impression of the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital at MKUH
The funding announcement will now allow us to proceed to the Outline Business Case (OBC) stage of the programme, which will involve further engagement with staff, patients and the local community.
As well as increasing clinical capacity, the new hospital building will allow us to reimagine how we see and treat our patients, ensuring every individual receives the best possible care and experience every single time.
As well as investing physically in the development of our hospital site, as part of the NHP, we will be utilising the latest technologies to create ‘smarter’ hospital facilities. By introducing clever systems and devices, we will ensure that we have the right staff, in the right place, at the right time to deliver the care that our patients require. The systems we implement can then be used to influence how our site infrastructure supports care delivery across the entire hospital estate.
With the relocation of maternity and paediatric care, the trust will utilise vacated spaces within the current hospital for additional clinical capacity requirements. To prepare for the construction of the new hospital, the trust will also need to carry out several enabling projects, which include:
- A new Imaging Centre
- Construction of a multi-story car park
- Installation of additional connections to high voltage main power supply
- Movement of cardiology offices (Completed outside NHP funding – The Firs/Pines)
It is proposed that the new hospital site will become the new home for paediatric and maternity care and include additional surgical capacity.
With the population of the city expected to double by 2050, the Milton Keynes community and those in surrounding areas are set to benefit significantly from this development. It will enable MKUH to progress with its ongoing expansion plans to deliver additional capacity and technology enhancements, allowing the Trust to meet the future acute care needs of the rapidly growing local population.